Stretching Properly Could Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition that usually affects people who do a lot of walking or running, as well as those who spend a lot of time on their feet.

Doctors see an increase in the number of cases in the spring as people become more active.

Plantar fasciitis is when the tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot from the heel to the toes and becomes inflamed.

The good news is that a simple move can help prevent and even heal it.

Doctor Marc Rankin is an orthopedic surgeon.

He says stretching for 30 minutes can help prevent plantar fasciitis.

Dr. Rankin said, "You flex your knee and your heel, and you flex the big toe and that puts a stretch on the plantar fascia and with your thumb you just press in, you do this for three minutes twice a day, you press in towards the inner sole, in the heel. That will stretch tendons and takes a lot of the pain away."

If you do end up getting plantar fasciitis it is important to treat it right way.

Ignoring it can lead to chronic problems.

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